The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs is responsible for overseeing the University's academic programs, monitoring educational partnerships with US and foreign universities and organizations, managing University accreditation, advancing interdisciplinary programs within schools and departments, administering Presidential Teaching Awards for faculty and graduate students, and facilitating interschool fellowships for graduate students.
Columbia University Press
Columbia University Press seeks to enhance Columbia University’s educational and research mission by publishing outstanding original works by scholars and other intellectuals that contribute to an understanding of global human concerns. The Press also reflects the importance of its location in New York City in its publishing programs. Through book, reference, electronic publishing, and distribution services, the Press broadens the university’s international reputation.
Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Institute addresses the complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world's poor.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA)
EOAA develops and implements the University's nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs; investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment; and publishes the University's Affirmative Action Plan.
The Office of Faculty Affairs ensures the continued excellence of Columbia's faculty and academic community. The office is responsible for: administering the University's policies and processes governing academic appointments, and the statutory provisions governing faculty service; managing the University's system of tenure reviews; authorizing leaves on behalf of the President; negotiating faculty retirement agreements; working with the University Senate, and its subcommittees, on many issues including faculty-related surveys and studies, and maintaining fair processes in handling grievances from academic officers; assisting with the development of programs that help faculty members advance their careers; and the collection and analysis of data to assess the effectiveness of current faculty programs, and to identify and explore issues of importance to the University.
Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion works in close collaboration with the University's academic and administrative units to attract, advance, and retain a diverse faculty. The Office facilitates faculty development, diversity, and planning initiatives with an emphasis on creating a welcoming and inclusive climate at the University.
The Office of Faculty Retirement supports all Columbia faculty on all campuses by providing information about retirement planning, transitioning to retirement, and a meaningful and productive post-retirement experience.
Information Services and University Libraries
Reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, the University Libraries (http://library.columbia.edu/) supports research and teaching through its 23 libraries and extensive print and electronic collections. The Libraries also houses the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/), the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and the Copyright Advisory Office.
International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
The ISSO assists international students and scholars with visas and other immigration questions and with making the transition to the University's academic and cultural environment.
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
The Academy promotes research in Italian history and society, exhibits Italian culture and art, and fosters exchange between Italy and the United States.
K-8 School for Children
The School offers a rigorous education from kindergarten through the eighth grade for children of Columbia families and the nearby community.
Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR)
OPIR provides information for managing the University and making decisions about its policies and goals.
Teaching and Learning
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning promotes and advances teaching and learning at the University. The Office is responsible for administering the Provost’s initiatives in teaching and learning, leading efforts in online education, providing support for schools to offer new and extending existing courses and programs to audiences around the world, reviewing new and existing online and hybrid degree and non-degree programs, and proposing, reviewing and disseminating policies on teaching and online education.
The University Chaplain ministers to the individual faith of the members of the University community while promoting interreligious understanding, and oversees the Earl Hall Center which fosters spiritual, ethical, religious, political and cultural exchange, and the promotion of service.